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When two gypsies team up with an arrogant bastard, there is bound to be some criminal activity...better to view this project as a conspiracy rather than a collaboration. The strengths of all involved were utilized to break the laws of style guidelines...dark with deception, mysteriously smoked, unexplainably dry, and intriguingly hoppy...maybe it’s best not to even talk about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Dark black in color, with a tan head. Light malt and Belgian yeast aroma. I was hoping for more smoke and more hops. Easy drinking and nice brew overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Very dark in the glass with a small head. The nose has dark fruits like plums and cherries with a touch of smoke. The taste has smoke up front then there is some roasted malts. A touch of roasted fruits on the end. Taste falls off pretty quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small fizzy tan head . Nose is roasted malt, light spice,grass, and earth. Flavor shows more of the smoke, notes of cocoa, coffee, and a grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin and for the brewers involved, this is slightly underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Completely unique beer in my experience. Has the dry grassiness of a saison as well as smoke and roast. Body is much lighter than you would expect from those flavors. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_511 (157) - - DEC 24, 2012
Pours dark brown, almost black with a light tan head that quickly fades to lacing. Aroma of pine resin. Tastes of resin, smokey wood, coffee, and clove. Medium light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3731) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. hHints of licorice and toasted grains bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Lots of interesting, distinct, but mismatched things going on here. Pours nearly black with a small tan head that leaves some sheeting. Aroma is that of a lightly smoked porter. Taste is sweet, citrus bitterness, grass, dark fruits, some vanilla, some spice, a long smoky finish. There’s a weird taste that I really can’t place, like a dry chili burn that is sitting in the back of my throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Confused and muddled, not really getting any ’home base’ feeling of any style. Looks fantastic though. Smells toasted and very slightly smoked malt, belgian yeast, some brown suggar sweetness. Tastes kind of like all that with no proper balance. However, regardless of all the negative factors, it was still an enjoyable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a large brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of mild smoke, chocolate, nutty notes. The taste is stone fruits, mild roast, mild smoke, citrus and a hoppy finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 oz bottle purchased from New England Wine & Spirits. Poured nice & dark into a mini snifter. Nice light brown head & earthy nose. Fruity ester turns into clove & subtle malt flavor. Finishes a bit dry with a charred flavor that hangs.

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